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The Village at Brookwood, located in Burlington, NC, North Carolina, selected Frank L. Blum Construction Company for the Independent Living Clubhouse Village Square Interior Renovation project.  A 550-square-foot addition will expand the 32,300 square feet to be updated in the designs created by Winston-Salem-based CJMW Architecture. Unique project elements include converting the Private Dining/Tavern area to a new Pub/Bistro and enclosing the roofed patio area. Other areas receiving updates include the Club Room, Village Shoppe, Reception area, lobby, restrooms, and mailroom.  The project is slated for completion in the summer of 2018.



Frank L. Blum Construction Company is hard at work on the University of North Carolina at Asheville's first apartment-style housing project where Blum Crews began demolition and grading in the spring. The 5.3-acre site is amid a hilly terrain, which requires a complex network of retaining walls. Designed by Norfolk, VA-based Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company, each of the five buildings will be approximately 20,000 square feet and include apartments designed to house four, five or six students. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018, increasing campus housing by approximately 300 beds.


Salemtowne Retirement Community recently cut the ribbon on its new Babcock Health Care Center that's been more than three years in the making. Frank L. Blum Construction Company completed the 127,000-square-foot center, designed by Winston-Salem-based CJMW Architecture. The facility is divided into six 20-room households with 60 long-term, skilled-nursing beds, 40 short-term rehab beds and 20 assisted living memory-care beds. Each 20-bed wing of the new healthcare facility features its own common area for the exclusive use of that wing. Research has shown this model to be more beneficial to and greatly enhances the quality of life of residents. It allows them the freedom to go as they please within the community while receiving the assistance they need, rather than providing a highly regimented retirement community environment.  

The facility boasts private rooms, wide hallways, common dining, kitchen and living room settings, large therapy and recreation centers, ample natural lighting, and even cook-to-order hot meals.The library is a common area available to all residents and boasts high ceilings and natural light.

Blum Construction recently completed refurbishments to both Poteat and Huffman Halls on the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University. The project, designed by Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas Architecture + Company of Norfolk, VA, included refurbishment and repair of approximately 71,000 square feet.  Work was completed in two phases around the academic calendar to reach final completion in August 2017.

Frank L. Blum Construction Company has been awarded the project for the new Carolina Village Clear Creek Cottages and Lakeside Apartments located on the campus of Carolina Village in Hendersonville, NC.  Designed by Lancaster, PA-based RLPS Architects, the 174,871-square-foot enhancements will include both apartment and cottage-style housing. Construction is set to begin at the end of 2018.


Frank L. Blum Construction Company recently completed the 88,000-square-foot, 80-room renovation and expansion of The Presbyterian Homes' Glenaire Healthcare Center in Cary, NC. The project, designed by Winston-Salem-based CJMW Architecture, makes the facility one of the first retirement communities in North Carolina to offer household accommodations similar to those of a private home. Instead of the traditional healthcare layout, with rooms located along long corridors with central baths, Glenaire's households separate the residents' rooms from the main corridors and entryways. Each household includes 20 rooms and an upgraded kitchen and dining area. The updates create spaces that provide more flexible dining options for residents in each household, and a refreshed common area in each household creates a comfortable living room environment. In addition to the household updates, the assisted living wing and main dining area have been updated and the physical therapy area expanded.